Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration

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Definition of Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration to America
This article explains the Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration to America for kids. What are Push and Pull Factors that relate to Norway and what do they mean?

The push and pull definitions are as follows:

  • Push factors are the reasons why people left Norway, such as persecution, fear, natural disasters, poverty and unemployment
  • Pull factors are the reasons why people moved to the United States of America in search of freedom, safety, stability and new opportunities

Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration to America for kids: Political, Economic, Social & Environmental Reasons
The push and pull factors of Norwegian Migration are dictated by economic, political, environmental and social reasons. Discover specific events in the history of Norway that prompted Norwegian people to leave their homes to start a new life in America. 

Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration for kids: Examples of Norwegian Migration Chart
The following chart provides facts and information about some specific examples of Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration to America.

Examples of Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration to America

List and Examples of Push Factors

Political Factor: The During the 1600's Norway was closely allied to Holland.

Political and Environmental Factors: The Danish initiated a grain monopoly (1735 - 1788) causing severe shortages of grain that led to famine, deaths and disease in Norway together with violent protests from farmers in the the Strile War(the 'strilekrig').

Political Factor: The Lutheran state church in Norway was religion of the country. Failure to adhere to the Lutheran form of worship led to religious prosecution.

Environmental Factor: Crop failures and the potato blight swept across Europe and hit Norway in 1845 leading to hunger, poverty, disease and 50,000 deaths.

Economic Factor: The First Industrial Revolution in America introduced the McCormick Reaper and the steam-powered Grain Elevators to the United States

Environmental Factor: The Famine of 1866 - 1868 caused terrible hardship to the Norwegian people

Economic and Social Factors: The Great Migration from Norway during the 1880's was prompted by the economic growth in the US due the Second Industrial Revolution in America.

List and Examples of Pull Factors

The first Norwegian immigrants travelled to America in Dutch ships and settled in the New Netherlands colonies as traders and settlers looking to gain wealth and new lands.

Norwegians began to emigrate America as an escape from the hunger, devastation and political violence and strife

The 'Sloopers' of 1825 were Quakers and Haugean reformists who emigrated to find religious freedom in America.

Many Norwegians moved to America as Indentured Servants to find more fertile land, escape famine and disease and find safety in a more settled climate and environment.

Immigrants from Norway flocked to the central and western farming regions of America to join the agricultural boom.

A large wave of Norwegian immigrants were forced to leave Norway between 1866 and 1873 to escape hunger and start a new life in America.

More than one-ninth of the total population of Norway emigrated to the USA to find a new life, wealth and to join family and loved ones who had already settled in the country.

Push Pull factors of Norwegian Migration for kids: Pull Push factors of Norway
To discover the full story of the Pull Push factors of Norway go to Norwegian Immigration to America for comprehensive facts, laws and history.

Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration: Political Examples of of Push and Pull factors in Norway
Find examples of Political Push and Pull factors such as significant historical events in Norwegian history such as violent conflicts and persecution which prompted the migration of Norwegian people to escape political or religious persecution.

Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration: Environmental Examples of Push and Pull factors in Norway
Find examples of Environmental Push and Pull factors relating to any devastating natural disasters that have hit Norway such as crop failure, famines and disease that led Norwegian people to seek safety in a more settled climate and environment.

Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration: Social Examples of Push and Pull factors in Norway
Find examples of Social Push and Pull factors that prompted migration from Norway such as joining friends and family that led Norwegian people to consider emigration in order to achieve a better standard of living.

Push and Pull factors of Norwegian Migration: Economic Examples of of Push and Pull factors in Norway
Find examples of Economic Push and Pull factors that prompted immigration from Norway such as poverty and high levels of unemployment that led Norwegian people to consider emigration in order to achieve a better standard of living and improve employment opportunities due to Industrial Revolution in America.

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